The North Carolina Film Festival is presented by Eno River Media ( Eno River Media is a 501(c) non-profit organization.

Eno River Media will host the fifth annual North Carolina Film Festival at the New Bern Civic Theater in New Bern, NC, on July 29, 2023.

The North Carolina Film Festival is an in-person event. Tickets will be available one month before the festival begins.

The North Carolina Film Festival judges bestow the following awards.

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Cinematography
Best Lead Performance
Best Supporting Performance

The North Carolina Film Festival is an international festival that celebrates diversity and inclusion and will not feature nudity or hate images. We accept all film genres, including but not limited to comedy, drama, horror, thriller, experimental, documentary, animation, and music videos. We accept films up to 180 minutes in length.

Overall Rating
  • Clelia Di Briggido

    It was an honor to have my short ANNAVESPA selected at North Carolina Film Festival. I live in Italy, so it was impossible to be there, but my family lives in New Bern and could be at the live screnning! And after that, the festival direction interviewed me in streaming with my niece doing the translation! I was really trilled! It's a great festival! Thanks to Justin Yates and to all the NCFF staff for this wonderful opportunity.

    August 2022
  • Jim Ford

    Great film festival! I was real excited to have my short, Small World screen here. I really enjoyed the venue and its located in an interesting city. Hope to go back next year, it was a lot of fun!

    August 2022
  • Courteous , sincere , authentic.
    Would have loved to have been there .
    Thank you .

    August 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your review Clea! We enjoyed having your work this year. Please let us know what we can do to earn those other 2 stars :)

  • The communication and hospitality of this festival is amazing. I appreciate that they called to congratulate me on the official selection instead of sending out a prewritten email that everyone receives. They also organized a live zoom interview with over 20 minutes of Q&A. I wish we could have been at the screening in person but they found a way to celebrate the work of all the filmmakers involved.

    June 2021
  • Andrea Natale Producer's personal account

    my doc Australian dreams was in a official selection, a a great experience.

    March 2020